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Species Ceriana abbreviata

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Syrphid Flies)
Subfamily Eristalinae
Tribe Cerioidini
Genus Ceriana
Species abbreviata (Ceriana abbreviata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ceria abbreviata Loew 1864
Cerioides proxima Curran 1924
Tenthredomyia abbreviata Shannon 1925
Explanation of Names
Loew notes (at the end of his original 1864 description) that the specific epithet abbreviata refers to 2nd abdominal segment being much shorter than that of the European species C. conopsoides, with which he compared C. abbreviata in his description.
Range
Mid-west to eastern US and Canada.
Print References
Curran, C. H. (1924). Subfamily Cerioidinae, Genus Cerioides in: Contribution to a monograph of the American Syrphidae from North of Mexico. Univ. of Kansas Sci. Bull. 15:77-216 (Full Text)
Loew, H. (1864). Diptera Americae septentrionalis indigena. Centuria quinta. Berlin. Ent. Ztschr. 8: 49-104. (Full Text)
Loew, H. (1872). Diptera Americae septentrionalis indigena. Centuria decima. Berlin. Ent. Ztschr. 16: 49-115. (Full Text)
Rotheray, G.E., Hancock, E.G., & Maier, C.T. (1998). Two Ceriana species (Diptera: Syrphidae) breeding in exuded tree sap. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, Vol. 134: 223-228 (Full Text)
Shannon, R.C. (1925) The syrphid–flies of the subfamily Ceriodinae in the U.S. National Museum Collection. Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus, No. 13, 48–65. (Full Text)
Internet References
Lectotype images of Ceria abbreviata from the Museum of Contemporary Zoology, Harvard Univ.